CGIAR research program on livestock and fish

The vision of this CGIAR Research Program is for the health, livelihoods and future prospects of the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to be transformed through consumption of adeCGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish logoquate amounts of meat, milk and/or fish and from benefiting from the associated animal source food value chains.

 

 

It aims to realize this vision by seizing upon an unprecedented opportunity to integrate and exploit three ongoing revolutions – the Livestock Revolution, the Blue Revolution and the Gene Revolution. It will do this by fostering partnerships that harness the respective strengths of research and development partners, including the private sector, and also other relevant CRPs.

 

The Program will test the hypothesis that increased access to animal source foods by the poor, especially women and children, can be achieved at scale by strengthening carefully selected meat, milk and fish value chains in which the poor can capture a significant share of the benefits. Technologies and lessons generated through this focused approach will be applicable in broader regional and global settings.

 

It will concentrate its collective efforts on nine animal‐product value chains in eight countries, replacing our conventional approach of more piece‐meal research across scattered sites. This will allow us to integrate our research in a holistic manner to generate the solutions that will transform the selected value chains and produce more food.

 

 

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Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

The global dominant development issue this year Sustainable Development is front and centre. Though sustainability means different things to different people, one thing becomes clearer: Convergence on the importance of Capacity Development and Partnerships with over ten references made in the UN Sustainable Development Goals document. 2014, my first full year working for ILRI and … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

The finalized Livestock and Fish CRP Commissioned External Evaluation (CCEE) report on the Program’s value chain approach is now publicly available. The report makes 24 recommendations and 29 suggestions, subdivided according to four main areas of investigation and 12 evaluation questions. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

A study was carried out to evaluate the impacts of microcredit and value chain intervention projects for livestock on women’s empowerment. Using the Women Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) and adapting it for measuring empowerment for women and men in both economic and rights dimensions as a result of livestock microcredit and value chain interventions in the Kenyan context, the researchers from this study recognized that for the most part, indicators of economic empowerment and rights seemed to agree in terms of empowerment and disempowerment. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Dec/2014

In December 2014, the MilkIT project (Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches) held final workshops in Lushoto and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. On 11 December, team members met in an 'Outreach Meeting' with various stakeholders and partners. The aim of the meeting was to continue synthesizing the key insights of the project through interactions with a wider community. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Dec/2014

The CIAT-led project ‘Sustainable Intensification of Crop-livestock Systems through Improved Forages’, funded by the USAID Linkage program with the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish aims to assess environmental impacts of tropical forage technologies. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

The “Nutritious-system pond farming in Vietnam” project of WorldFish and Wageningen UR aims to increase the contribution of naturally occurring food in the diets of farmed fish and shrimp. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

At its 41st session in October 2014, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) to prepare a study on Sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition, including the role of livestock, to feed into CFS debates at the Plenary session of October 2016. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

Following a session on partnerships organized at GCARD2, this side event at the 'Celebrating FARA@15' event looked into the secrets behind successful alliances and relationships ('partnerships') that bring development results at scale, and over time. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

A new study has revealed the extent to which dairy farmers in Tanzania are under-served by the feeds manufacturing sector, which despite having adequate capacity, is operating at only 50% of installed capacity. On average, dairy feeds account for just 4% of what is produced by feed manufacturers in Tanzania, with poultry feeds production dominating … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Dec/2014

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Ben Lukuyu
Animal Nutrition
Brian Kawuma
Communications Specialist

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ILRI people working on this research program

Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Ben Lukuyu
Animal Nutrition
Brian Kawuma
Communications Specialist
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant
Danilo Pezo
Country Representative /Animal Nutritionist / Project Leader Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development in Uganda Project

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